Wildfire provisions in infrastructure bill could have long-lasting benefits

The bipartisan infrastructure bill recently signed by President Joe Biden included some provisions to help with Western wildfires. The legislation could have long-lasting benefits, including money for fire breaks, grants for defensible space, and sawmill infrastructure.

In this story aired Nov. 15, 2021, on KJZZ Phoenix:

But what the economic models don’t directly capture is the downstream or the residual impacts on economies if we make forests safer.

Dennis Hoffman, professor of economics

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